Octopuses have a remarkable ability to squeeze through tiny spots such as crevices, cracks and holes. The video above was taken by Bermuda Institute of Ocean Studies student Raymond Deckel and vividly shows this amazing ability.
Deckel shot this video while investigating just how small a hole they can fit through as well as how long it takes them to squeeze through different sizes of holes.
How Does The Octopus Get So Small?
So how can a large creature get through a 1 Inch hole? Octopuses have no bones or outer shell. In addition, they’re considered highly intelligent- likely more so than any other invertebrates.
And They’re Plenty Smart Too
In laboratory experiments, octopuses can be trained to distinguish between different shapes and patterns. Octopuses have also been observed in what some have described as play -a sign of intelligence – for example, releasing toys into a circular current in their aquariums and then catching them.
Octopuses often break out of their aquariums and sometimes into others in search of food. They have even boarded fishing boats and opened holds to eat crabs.
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